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Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket

Wailuku, United States

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  • 1 day (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket


Explore the Maui Ocean Center, named a "Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. This impressive facility features more than 60 interactive exhibits, including the Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon, with close-up views of your favorite marine life. Learn about Hawaii’s incredible underwater world as you discover sea jellies, tropical reefs and octopuses.
  • Discounted admission to the state-of-the-art Maui Ocean Center
  • Explore more than 60 interactive exhibits at your own pace
  • Trained ocean specialists are available to answer questions and share their insights
  • See and learn about tropical reef fish, octopuses, moray eels, sharks, stingrays, sea jellies and much more!

What's Included

  • The Sphere Experience, an immersive virtual encounter with the Humpbacks of Hawai'i
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Paid Parking($1 per hour/$7 per day) via ParkLinq App or QR code upon arrival

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 192 Maalaea Rd
    192 Maalaea Rd, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

    Ma'alaea Village, Maui The Maui Ocean Center is centrally located in oceanfront Ma'alaea Village within 20-30 minutes of all major resort areas.

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What To Expect

Discover the Maui Ocean Center at your own pace with this full-day admission ticket and explore over 60 interactive exhibits. This journey through the expansive underwater world is unique to Hawaii, as all of the marine life you see is native to the islands’ shores.

To deepen your experience, trained ocean naturalists will share presentations at the Turtle Lagoon, Open Ocean, Discovery Pool, Living Reef and Nursery Bay exhibits. These expert guides are also available on sight to answer any questions you have about the fish, plant life or coral that you see.

This facility is engaging for travelers of all ages, and provides a richer understanding of one of the most unique aquatic environments on the earth, the Hawaiian waters. See tropical reef fish, octopuses, sharks, sting rays, eels, sea jellies and more immersed in their natural habitat.

Maui Ocean Center

Admission to Maui Ocean Center includes all-day access to explore the Aquarium’s exhibits at your own leisure. Journey from the Living Reef exhibits to the renowned 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit to encounter Hawaii’s marine life, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. With over 60 exhibits, 20 daily presentations, cultural activities, and tours, Maui Ocean Center enables guests to experience the diversity of Hawaii’s marine life and local culture in an immersive and educational environment.  Enhance your visit to Maui Ocean Center with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Cultural & Plant Tour, or Shark Dive Maui, the island’s only shark dive activity. The Aquarium features world-class shopping at its Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop and ocean view dining at Seascape Restaurant, an Ocean-Friendly certified restaurant serving fresh catch specials and island-inspired cuisine.

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Following Maui Ocean Center and Government Authority guidelines, face masks are recommended for all park guests 3 years and older in all indoor areas and Harbor Plaza presentations.
  • Seascape Restaurant requires face masks while not actively consuming food and/or beverage.
  • Social distancing and use of hand sanitization stations highly recommended.
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

      Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?

      A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas

      Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?

      A:The policies on sanitization are:
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

      Q:What is the social distancing policy during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?

      A:The policy on social distancing is:
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

      Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Ocean Center Admission Ticket?

      A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
      • Regular temperature checks for staff

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      Traveler Tips

      This is a must do in Maui the aquarium is one of a kind.
      Nice outdoor setting and easy to get to off the highway.
      When you are in Maui, definately put this on your list of great things to do!
      482 reviews
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      Awesome Exhibit for every age! Okay
      Barbara_E, Aug 2022
      The preservation aspect of the beautiful coral reef. The marine life and variety was very educational, as was the lifestyle of early Hawaii.
      Great tour and history
      Greg_H, Aug 2022
      I enjoyed the digital tickets purchase. I dint like that you had to pay to park. The experience was nice I enjoyed the exhibits. It may be nice to have some staff lead tours so you can know what species you are looking. Overall in was a good experience.
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      EBONY_T, Aug 2022
      I’ve been to several Aquarium’s in the US an this was by far the most uneventful. Not enough attractions, very small, and the 3D movie that it took 3 years to record was interesting, yet, quick and slightly boring.
      Wonderful time
      Jennifer_B, Aug 2022
      The video and history of Kaho'olawe was very moving and meaningful. Also loved all the exhibits with write ups.
      We enjoyed everything...
      JULA_H, Aug 2022
      We enjoyed everything there. My favorite was watching the 3D movie of the whales. So realistic. There was so much history and displays. It was very educational
      Judd_S, Aug 2022
      Shark exhibit was great. The rest is unimpressive, worn and in need of updating. Experience is over priced.
      Maui Ocean Center
      Sara_A, Jul 2022
      My daughter and I had a great time at the Maui Ocean Center. Great place to visit. We were able to get tickets on the same day through Viator. Thanks
      Good day
      Sunee_D, Jul 2022
      I love everything about this place. Must see with family. Such good learning experience. The experience was amazing and I didn’t want to leave. Even as parents I was more excited than the kids.
      Was a bit of a let down
      Allen_S, Jul 2022
      The reef area was nice. The Sphere 3D Humpback movie was not that great. The movie was so dark at times it was difficult to see the whales. It was a nice visit but really not worth the $48.00 per person. I saw more nature diving the next day on the reef in the ocean.
      Maui‘s aquarium
      Jamie_S, Jul 2022
      Overall we enjoyed the aquarium. It’s on the smaller side so it doesn’t take very long to go through. But would recommend it
      A wonderful family excursion
      Kristina_C, Jul 2022
      Really enjoyed the 3D Humpback experience..the corals and turtles! A very relaxed excursion that we are happy we did.
      Very exciting create...
      Ruth_S, Jul 2022
      Very exciting create food, you learn about Hawaiian culture and food. Great experience, which we had a better view.
      Sunday in Maalea Bay
      Carol_H, Jul 2022
      It was a good experience. Nice layout. Something for every age. Very windy on our day of attendance.
      ASUNCION_S, Jul 2022
      Everything was exceptionally I'm will do it again and I will recommend to my family and friends thanks
      Al_H, Jul 2022
      Enthusiastic instructors, managed a large group well Short walk to beach Easy check in and out Would do again!
      Good, But…
      Carlo_V, Jul 2022
      Kind of underwhelming for the ticket price. Was not really wowed like I was hoping to be. New 3D whale exhibit was cool though.
      4 Pros & 2 Cons
      Aaron_I, Jul 2022
      There some pros and cons. Pros: The dome-shaped building you can see is a unique design that clearly shows that you're at the ocean center. Pros: They had their own café and sitting area, so you can buy a pizza slice, an ice cream cup, and a bottle of water in case you forgot to bring one. Cons: It wasn't as big as I thought it would be. It looked pretty large from the parking lot, but my daughter and I can finish the whole tour in 60 mins. Pros: the ocean center showed information about all of the animals they had there, and they even showed a bit of history about the islands as well. Pros: Another design that I liked was a tunnel showing a plethora of sea creature varieties. It's as if you're inside the ocean itself. I liked this design feature because not many ocean centers or aquariums have this. Cons: The parking lot should be free. I hope you find this information helpful.
      Very short but educational
      Alicia_T, Jul 2022
      Best part was definitely the humpback exhibit show. It's very short but very educational. Teens were not so much of a fan but our 7 year Olds enjoyed it.its also a bit over priced since not alot to see
      Not worth $44
      Lorena_C, Jul 2022
      There's nothing much to do. The one good thing that we all loved is the 3D sphere but it's about 5 to 10 minutes long
      Up-close sea life
      Ontario_P, Jul 2022
      The 3D whale experience was awesome. Being able to touch starfish was my son personal favorite. A nice way to prepare for a snorkeling trip as well.


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